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  • Exchanging Dollars and Euros

    The dollar was mixed against European and Asian currencies Monday after the Commerce Department reported that retail sales edged up in March.

  • G7 finance ministers are meeting in Washington this weekend to discuss the sub-prime credit mess and ways to coordinate measures aimed at backstopping the world financial system against various credit strains and systemic risks.

  • Exchanging Dollars and Euros

    The yen rose broadly after a fall in industrial conglomerate General Electric's quarterly earnings stoked fears about the health of the US economy, causing investors to dump riskier trades.

  • Containers are loaded and unloaded Wednesday, April 11, 2007  at the New York Container Terminal in the Staten Island borough of New York. The Director of Homeland Security's  Domestic Nuclear Detection Office Vayl Oxford toured the Advanced Spectroscopic Portals installed at the New York Container Terminal on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    U.S. import prices rose by a more-than-expected 2.8 percent in March as petroleum prices jumped 9.1 percent, a Labor Department report showed Friday.

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    Japan wants the Group of Seven rich nations to show a clear determination to ensure financial system stability as global markets remain turbulent, Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa said on Thursday.

  • We wrap up our special coverage this week on food inflation in Asia. We thought it appropriate to take a closer look at how Asia's powerhouse, China,  is dealing with the situation.

  • U.S. chief executives have lowered their expectations for domestic growth this year, but held their overall business outlook steady.

  • European stocks ended lower for the third straight session on Thursday but well off the day's lows as strong gains on Wall Street sparked a late recovery, eclipsing fears of more asset writedowns in the banking sector.

  • Dollar and Euro

    The dollar fell to a record low against the euro Thursday, but pared losses as European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet did not drastically change his growth and inflation views for the euro zone.

  • Ben Bernanke

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the U.S. economy could face a mild recession but that growth should pick up as the impact of aggressive interest rates cuts are felt.

  • Henry M. Paulson, US Treasury Secretary

    The U.S. economy has "turned down sharply" and is at risk of weakening further because of the slump in housing, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said.

  • This is a timeline of the European Central Bank's rate decisions from 2007 to date.

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    The US trade deficit widened unexpectedly in February as imports of consumer and other goods set a record and grew faster than exports, which hit a record for the 12th consecutive month, a government report showed on Thursday.

  • The Federal Reserve will stop cutting interest rates once it is assured that the economic contraction is limited to the financial sector, PIMCO CEO Mohamed El-Arian told CNBC.

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    The dollar extended its fall against the yen Wednesday, dropping to session lows as U.S. stocks deepened losses after a surge in oil prices.

  • The Federal Reserve is mulling further steps to address liquidity problems in financial markets should measures taken to date fail to gain traction, a Fed official confirmed Wednesday.

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    The Bank of Japan left its interest rate target unchanged at 0.5 percent on Wednesday, as expected, in a unanimous vote.

  • Alan Greenspan

    Former Federal Chairman Alan Greenspan told CNBC  he had little to do with the  housing bubble or credit crisis despite criticism the Fed kept interest rates too low under his watch.

  • Alan Greenspan

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has defended himself from charges that easy U.S. monetary policy created the current credit crisis by inflating a housing bubble, and instead blamed professional investors.

  • Dollar and Euro

    The U.S. dollar edged lower versus the euro on Tuesday as minutes of the last Federal Reserve meeting showed policy makers felt that a prolonged and severe economic downturn can't be ruled out.